Msg#: 4082670 posted 12:28 pm on Feb 17, 2010 (gmt 0)
I have a problem and I tried to take care of it by following instructions, but a week has passed and it remains unresolved. My website (URL) is showing up in Google “Local Business Results” under one of the listings, 1st page on Google. The problem is I don't own that business nor is my website affiliated with the business it is listed under.
I am receiving a lot of traffic from Google for a KW phrase that has absolutely nothing to do with my website. I can not emphasize this enough, there is nothing even remotely similar about my site and the service that is advertised.
I have clicked on the “report a problem” and to this today nothing has happened. Who should I contac? How can I tell Google of this problem aside from the ineffective “report a problem”?
My bounce rate is off the roof as you can imagine. I worked hard on this site, writing quality content and I am worried that my hard work is being compromised by the Google Search engine being confused. My KW is widgets-123 but Google is sending me traffic for something that does not even come close to my KW.
I managed to edit the internal info in the listing including the URL but my URL remains on the first page of Google for ABC business (Local Business Results).
Msg#: 4082670 posted 9:30 am on Feb 18, 2010 (gmt 0)
Yes you are right. It is an old domain that I purchased and the site did have a physical business in the same city from which the wrong traffic is coming from.
I did thorough research of the website prior to buying it, including seeing how it looked like in years past. I also did not change KW, the website before I bought it was about Green-Widgets (a product). And it remains about Green-Widgets.
The wrong traffic is not anything even close to Green-Widgets. The listing is actually a health service and not product based.
Please tell me is this detrimental to my website. If it's nothing then I will feel relieved. Even if annoyed when reading my logs and seeing so many visitors wrongly landing on my website.
Google webmaster forum does not have a section for such issues. Is there an email, phone number of any office I can contact that is responsible for Google directory/maps/local business search?